2013–14 Rotherham United F.C. season

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Rotherham United
League One 2013-14 season
Chairman Tony Stewart
Manager Steve Evans
Stadium New York Stadium
Rotherham
League One 4th (gained promotion through playoffs
Capital One Cup Second round
FA Cup First Round Draw TBA
Johnstones Paint Trophy Northern Area Quarter Final
Top goalscorer League: Kieran Agard (16)
All: Kieran Agard (18)
Highest home attendance League: 11758 vs Sheffield United
All: 11758 vs Sheffield United
Lowest home attendance League: 8534 vs Shrewsbury Town
All: 7234 vs Shrewsbury Town

In the 2013-14 season, Rotherham will compete in League One, after a late surge in the closing stages of League Two (resulting in them being the first team to win five consecutive matches that season), saw them finishing second, behind Gillingham, and ahead of Port Vale - whom spent all season in the top two. The club will also take part in the annual Capital One Cup and FA Cup, and spend another season in the lower tier tournament, the Johnstones Paint Trophy. United will commence the season under the retained management of Steve Evans, alongside assistant Paul Raynor. They went into the season as decent favourites for promotion,[1] as well as contenders for the Johnstones Paint Trophy.[2]

Due to the promotion, Rotherham will be playing against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United, whom haven't played against each other in the league for years. One other local team to join Rotherham in League One is Bradford City, who were beaten twice last season by the Millers - one being a 4 – 0 thrashing at the New York Stadium.[3] Another notable fixture that took place is a home tie in the 1st round of the Capital One Cup against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, whom they famously beat 2 – 1.[4]

Also, prior to the start of the season, the club continued to show its fulfilment to huge bonds with the community, collecting the 2013 Family Excellence Award.[5]

The captain for the season is Welsh defender Craig Morgan, who wears the number 20 shirt for the Millers.

During this season they collected 86 points scoring 86 goals (the 2nd highest of any League 1 team) while conceding 58 goals (joint 9th best. They came fourth in the league and subsequently featured in the League 1 playoffs. They beat Preston in the Playoffs semi finals 4-2 on aggregate and faced Leyton Orient in the final. After 90 minutes it was 2-2 and it went to penalties. Rotherham had gone behind 2-1 on penalties but came back to win 4-3 on penalties to gain promotion to the Championship. They will feature in the 2014–15 Football League Championship next season.

Squad Statistics[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Scott Shearer
2 England DF Richard Brindley
3 England DF Joe Skarz
4 Iceland DF Kári Árnason
5 Jamaica DF Claude Davis
8 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington
9 England FW Alex Revell
10 Northern Ireland MF Michael O'Connor
14 Wales DF Mark Bradley
15 Pakistan MF Robert Milsom
18 England MF Ben Pringle
20 Wales DF Craig Morgan
No. Position Player
21 England GK Adam Collin
22 England FW Kieran Agard
24 England MF Mitch Rose
25 England FW Tom Eaves
26 England FW Wes Thomas
27 England DF James Tavernier
28 Slovenia FW Haris Vuckic
30 England GK Tony Thompson
35 England FW Tom Hitchcock
36 England MF Richie Smallwood
37 England MF Nicky Adams
England MF Danny Schofield [6]

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England MF Lionel Ainsworth (at Motherwell)
19 Scotland MF David Noble (at Cheltenham Town)
Nigeria FW Kayode Odejayi (at Accrington Stanley)
69 England DF David Haywood (at Soggy Knees)
31 England FW Will Grigg (at Hucknall Town)

Appearances and Goals[edit]

As of 9 October 2013
No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup Capital One Cup JPT
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Scott Shearer 12 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
21 England GK Adam Collin 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
30 England GK Tony Thompson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 England DF Richard Brindley 7 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
3 England DF Joe Skarz 13 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
5 Jamaica DF Claude Davis 3 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 Wales DF Craig Morgan (C) 12 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
31 England DF Daniel Rowe 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
6 England DF Pablo Mills 4 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
14 Wales DF Mark Bradley 10 1 6+1 1 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
4 Iceland MF Kári Árnason 11 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
7 England MF David Worrall 4 1 1+2 1 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington 13 4 10+0 3 0+0 0 2+0 1 1+0 0
10 Northern Ireland MF Michael O'Connor 7 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
15 England MF Robert Milsom 10 1 6+2 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
18 England MF Ben Pringle 13 2 10+0 1 0+0 0 2+0 1 1+0 0
23 Scotland MF Michael Tidser 6 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+2 0 1+0 0
24 England MF Mitch Rose 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 England MF Nicky Walker 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
9 England FW Alex Revell 13 2 10+0 1 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 1
11 England FW Danny Hylton 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
16 England FW Matthew Tubbs 10 0 4+4 0 0+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
17 Wales FW Daniel Nardiello 5 5 3+2 5 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 England FW Kieran Agard 13 4 9+1 3 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 1
25 England FW Tom Eaves 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary Record[edit]

As of 9 October 2013
Place No. Nation Position Name League One FA Cup JPT Capital One Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 17 Wales FW Daniel Nardiello 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 22 England FW Kieran Agard 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
= 20 Wales DF Craig Morgan 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
3 4 Iceland MF Kari Arnason 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
4 10 Northern Ireland MF Michael O'Connor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
= 9 England FW Alex Revell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
= 8 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
= 15 England MF Robert Milsom 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
= 18 England MF Ben Pringle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 3 England DF Joe Skarz 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
= 16 England FW Matthew Tubbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
= 2 England DF Richard Brindley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
= 14 Wales DF Mark Bradley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Top Goalscorers[edit]

As of 9 October 2013
Place Position Nation Number Name League One FA Cup Capital One Cup Johnstones Paint Trophy Total
1 FW Wales 17 Daniel Nardiello 5 0 0 0 5
2 MF Republic of Ireland 17 Lee Frecklington 1 0 1 0 4
= FW England 22 Kieran Agard 3 0 0 1 4
3 MF England 3 Ben Pringle 1 0 1 0 2
= FW England 9 Alex Revell 1 0 0 1 2
4 MF England 7 David Worrall 1 0 0 0 1
= MF England 15 Robert Milsom 1 0 0 0 1
= DF Wales 14 Mark Bradley 1 0 0 0 1

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
2 Brentford (P) 46 28 10 8 72 43 +29 94 Promotion to the 2014–15 Football League Championship
3 Leyton Orient 46 25 11 10 85 45 +40 86 Qualification to the League One play-offs
4 Rotherham United (P) 46 24 14 8 86 58 +28 86
5 Preston North End 46 23 16 7 72 46 +26 85
6 Peterborough United 46 23 5 18 72 58 +14 74

Updated to games played on 3 May 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Coventry City deducted 10 points for exiting administration without a CVA
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Pre–season[edit]

After the encounter with local non-league side Parkgate, the squad travelled to Scotland for a three game tour.

League fixtures[edit]

Tournament Fixtures[edit]

Capital One Cup[edit]

Johnstones Paint Trophy[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2013–14 FA Cup

Transfers[edit]

As of 9 October 2013
Players transferred in
Date Pos. Nat. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
29 April 2013 DF England Joe Skarz Bury Free [7]
23 May 2013 DF England Richard Brindley Chesterfield Free Agent [8]
23 May 2013 GK England Adam Collin Carlisle United Free Agent [9]
11 June 2013 MF England Nicky Walker Rotherham United Academy Free [10]
11 June 2013 GK England Tony Thompson Rotherham United Academy Free [10]
20 June 2013 MF England David Worrall Bury Undisclosed [11]
24 June 2013 MF England Robert Milsom Aberdeen Free [12]
20 June 2013 FW England Danny Hylton Aldershot Town Free Agent [12]
4 July 2013 MF Scotland Michael Tidser Greenock Morton Undisclosed [13]
30 August 2013 DF England Pablo Mills Macclesfield Town Free Agent (successful trial) [14]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Nat. Name To Fee Ref.
2 May 2013 GK England Andy Warrington Released Free [15]
2 May 2013 DF England Dale Tonge Released Free [15]
2 May 2013 FW England Alec Denton Released Free [15]
19 June 2013 DF England Nicky Hunt Released Free [16]
26 June 2013 DF England Ian Sharps Released Mutual Consent [17]
22 July 2013 DF England Johnny Mullins Oxford United Undisclosed [18]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Nat Name From Date to Ref.
27 July 2013 FW England Matthew Tubbs AFC Bournemouth 31 January 2014 [19]
21 September 2013 FW England Tom Eaves Bolton Wanderers 31 January 2014 [20]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Nat Name To Date to Ref.
30 August 2013 MF England Lionel Ainsworth Motherwell 31 January 2014 [21]
2 September 2013 MF Scotland David Noble Cheltenham Town 31 January 2014 [22]
10 September 2013 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi Accrington Stanley 31 January 2014 [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League One promotion odds". Oddschecker. 
  2. ^ "JPT odds". Statto. 
  3. ^ "Rotherham 4-0 Bradford". BBC Sport. 
  4. ^ "1st Round Draws". Yorkshire Post. 
  5. ^ "Millers pick up award". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  6. ^ "Squad Numbers announced". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  7. ^ "Millers set to sign Skarz permanently". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "Millers sign former Spireite". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  9. ^ "Keeper puts pen to paper". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  10. ^ a b "Duo earn professional deals". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  11. ^ "Millers land Bury winger". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  12. ^ a b "Double recruit for Millers". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  13. ^ "Tidser capture confirmed". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  14. ^ "Former skipper Mills returns to Rotherham". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  15. ^ a b c "Stage one of contract talks concluded". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  16. ^ "Hunt released by Millers". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  17. ^ "Sharps departs for second time". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  18. ^ "Mullins joins Oxford permanently". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  19. ^ "Tubbs saga ends as striker signs on loan". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  20. ^ "Eaves signs on loan". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  21. ^ "Ainsworth departs on loan". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  22. ^ "Noble makes loan exit". www.themillers.co.uk. 
  23. ^ "Odejayi joins Stanley". www.themillers.co.uk.